Jaden Rashada attorney says he’s chasing NC and calls out Florida fans

Sep 18, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 18, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

Mike Caspino, the agent for Miami commit Jaden Rashada tweeted the only thing his client is chasing is a national championship and called out Florida fans to respect his decision. The Caspino tweet came after he told On3.Com that Rashada turned down an $11 million name, image and likeness offer from the Florida Collective.

Caspino and Miami booster John Ruiz also disputed a report from On3 that Jaden Rashada accepted a $9.5 million NIL deal to commit to Miami. The report set off a plethora of conspiracy theories on social media. Before his official visit to Miami last week, Rashada was projected to commit to Florida.

Ruiz has reportedly signed 115 Miami athletes to NIL deals worth over $7 million before the Rashada commit. Those numbers have brought a lot of criticism to the Miami football program. The On3 report also stated that Caspino and Ruiz spoke about an NIL deal for Rashada, a charge they both deny.

Rashada chose Miami on Sunday over LSU, Mississippi and Texas A&M in addition to Florida. Following the commitment, Rashada quickly began recruiting other uncommitted prospects on social media. The addition of the seventh-ranked QB in the Class of 2023 should help Miami secure several other highly ranked recruits.

Rashada created a firestorm in just a few hours after his commitment to Miami. The controversy with Rashada will likely continue on social media throughout his Miami career. The NCAA has scrambled to regulate NIL with states signing their own laws about how athletes can secure their own deals.

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The one-year anniversary of NIL is July 1. A lot has evolved since then and should continue to change as the NCAA and state legislatures adapt to how college sports see NIL. The college athletic programs that keep up with NIL should be the most successful ones. Miami has been at the forefront of NIL.